G’day, Derek here. I’m just a guy who likes riding my bike and taking pictures. I have documented some great rides from my backyard in Brisbane, Australia to some ‘off the beaten track’ routes around the world. If you have a favourite ride you would like to exhibit, drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you. interpedalers: people who spend more time online researching bicycles than riding them. interpedalers.com Discovery By Bicycle
Article and Photography by Stefan Feldmann
It’s was the only ride that I ever thought of whenever I looked across at the North Shore here in Vancouver. With a combined climbing of about 3400 metres up three mountains over 140km, it was the one ride that always wanted to cross off the list. Starting in Vancouver one climbs the three mountains of Seymour, Grouse and Cypress on the North Shore, each time returning to the base before attempting the next. Each climb on is decent on its own, averaging 8% and are popular with the local cycling community, but linking them together is where the magic is. Especially given that Grouse is a gravel road. Yes, an 8% gravel service road up to a ski hill.
Article and Photography by interpedalers
I have always considered Bali a place for surfers and Bintang singlet wearing bogans. I’m not interested in either, so it was never on my To-Do list. But when I found myself here with some free time and access to a bike, I did some discovering. I started looking for a MTB tour company offering some real experiences – not the ones in the guidebook with a picture of an overweight middle aged guy riding a bike in a Hawaiian T-shirt – one ride that caught my eye was a ride down a volcano – ‘The Volcano Trail’.
Article and Photography by Myles & Miles
I find myself warming to some places almost immediately. San Antonio de Los Cobres was not one of those places. Probably a combination of my mood and the weather but I felt mightily relieved to be riding a fully laden Norman straight out-of-town. The aim to cross the Argentina/Chile border in a couple of days, then the Andes via Paso Sico with a final descent into the Atacama desert. Well that was the plan. Read More
Article and Photography by While Out Riding
Erstwhile on While Out Riding…
So. After following in the dusty tracks of Butch and Sundance, we’ve arrived within a condor’s swoop of Volcán Uturuncu, the highest summit in Sur Lípez. (This, according to the local museum in Quetano Chico, means it’s a big player in the Incan world. After all, it’s the mountain peaks that ‘give meaning to the landscape and concentrate the forces of ukhu pacha.’ And – let’s not forget the fact that Uturuncu’s an active volcano, and thus considered to be a portal of ‘communication with the metaphysical.’) Bearing all this in mind, we’ve been advised to show the ‘Papa’ our full respect: following local Aymara tradition, Andi has duly exhaled puffs of tobacco smoke towards the seven anointed volcanoes and mountains in the area, in an attempt to appease the various forces at play.
Article and Photography by Gradient
Sitting on the beach in Victoria it’s not a strange sight to see the looming mountains of the Olympic National Park in the distance. From this vantage point the mountain range resembles something of a forested wall, visually creating a disconnect between two countries, as if America put their binder on its side in class to hide the contents of its school desk from neighboring eyes.
Article and Photography by Cani Sciolti Valtellina
Finally a sunny day in this summer that looks more like a busted autumn, at least so says the weather, I hear Cani Sciolti … someone for a reason someone for another..there is no one … just me and the captain: we decide to take a ride classified as “very very feasible”, 200km with 4100m of altitude gain and 3 alpine passes …
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